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I get cold very easily as weather changes and there is continues flow from nose. Is this symptoms of allergy?
I need help? From a month, suddenly I feel like someone pumped air into my hear and then I've an involuntary cough? Idk what to do please help?
I am feeling suffocated after few hours. It feels that something is stuck in my throat. What should I do?
I am having sneezing problem since 2 weeks. And I have kid of itching in my nose all the time what am I supposed to do. And hmm that's it.
He is suffering with throat pain from two days what is the reason and what precautions should take to avoid it.
Sir I am 27 years old. For last 9 months I am suffering from pain in throat, this pain I feel for few seconds in my throat and ear, in time I fill uneasy in my neck. I take some medicine, from Calcutta medical's doctor. He check up my throat. Now I upset totally.
Cotton swabs or cotton buds, are commonly used in our daily lifestyle. Many people use it for various purposes, such as make-up, bacterial culture, and most commonly for extracting wax and debris from the ear. Even though they are sometimes handy in our busy schedule, they usually cause much more harm than benefits.
How are they misused?
Cotton buds are toothpick like pieces made of wood, plastic, or rolled paper, which have cotton stuck at both ends with a roundish edge. It came into existence during the 1920s for a safe purpose of ear cleaning by Leo Gerstenzang, when he saw his wife cleaning their baby’s ear with a toothpick. And, til now they are used by the general population for ear cleaning, but these hardly remove the outer debris which is stuck near the outer edges. Impressing it inside the ear canal only does further damage, by forcing the inner wax further inside. Sometimes extensive force also causes damage to the ear drums.
How does it cause the damage?
Applying a tool like the cotton bud inside the ear with hands usually creates a force that impresses upon the eardrum, also accumulating the surrounding earwax to that area, resulting in impaction of the wax. The force applied most often, if not always, causes a damage to the ear drums, which might cause severe pain, also leading to leakage, causing improper balance, deafness, and certain similar abnormalities.
Although we are worried about cleaning our ears, it doesn’t really require our notice, since our usual showers allow an adequate quantity of water to enter the ears and clean the accumulated debris automatically. The structure, in which our ear canal is designed, is usually naturally assisting in cleaning up the unusual wax around the ear.
If there is an uncontrollable build up of earwax that is not cleaned off normally, you can always consult an ENT or any general physician and get it cleaned under medical surveillance, which is best advised.
Doctors and medical practitioners all around the world have been trying to spread the message of preventing the use of cotton buds for ear cleaning.
My daughter 8 years old is suffering from itching throats which cause caugh. May I know the reason and treatment.
I have sinus from last two years and from this now I became completely depressed what should I do now.
I have pnd and acid reflux. I have had throat mucus for a while now! My chest xray came out to be normal. But nowadays I feel tired very easily or slight chest discomfort! My pulmonologist told me that it is a allergy! I just want to know is it normal to feel tired or short of breath sometimes?
I am suffering from ear irritation. When I press around ear I will not get any pain. A slight/gentle touch causes me irritation. Ex. If my blanket touches my ear I am felling a pain. If I press hard to check I am not feeling.
I am suffering from Tonsil Stones which appears and disappears at times. Please suggest a remedy. Thanks.
I am facing problems for eating and talking.It is by chronic sore throat or cankar sore. Pain is at the end of tounge.Very much red portion also present there.
I am a 30 years old guy and I usually suffer by cold. Dr. said my tonsils are enlarged. Is thr any relation to suffering by cold again nd again due to tonsils nd if so then should I remove that?
The ear is made up of three parts that is outer, middle and the inner part. Infections, disorders and ailments in the ear can occur across all age groups and in any part of the ear. Ear ailments are more common in children than in adults as the Eustachian tubes (tubes which drain out ear fluid) are smaller in children.
Here are a few common ailments which occur in children:
- Acute otitis media: AOM is the most common ear infection in children. Some parts of the middle ear are infected, resulting in swelling and blockage of fluid behind the eardrum. This condition is characterised by earache in children and in graver conditions, can also cause fever.
- Otitis media with effusion: This condition usually occurs due to the infestation of an infection when the fluid gets restricted behind the ear drum. This condition doesn’t exhibit too many symptoms except mild earache. You should consult an ENT specialist who can diagnose this condition by checking the concentration of fluid behind the eardrum using special instruments.
- Chronic otitis media with effusion: This condition occurs in children when the fluid remains trapped behind the eardrum for a long period of time. It can lead to serious infection and can cause hearing problem in children.
- Barotrauma: Barotrauma occurs due to changes in atmospheric pressure changes. It can cause problems in the Eustachian tube and causes trapping of air in the middle ear. Middle ear problems can become severe if left untreated and result in a burst in the eardrum, causing excessive bleeding.
- Meniere's disease: This is a disorder, which comes in bouts and is characterised by vertigo and fluctuating hearing loss. This condition usually affects one ear. It can result in tinnitus (ringing in the ear) or permanent loss of hearing if left untreated.
- Swimmer’s ear: Swimmer’s ear, also known as otitis externa, is a common condition which is caused in the outer area of the ear. This condition is caused due to remnants of chlorine water in the ear or because of inserting swabs too deep inside the canal. This condition is characterised by earache, discomfort and itching of the ear.